Alamosa voluntary service/AlamosaAlamosaColorado<p></p><p><strong>Join a community.</strong> Alamosa’s MVS unit is located in the San Luis Valley, a high-altitude, high-poverty rural area in southern Colorado. Despite economic challenges, we are graced with prime outdoor recreation and thriving local arts, music, and food networks. The population is a blend of traditional Latino and Anglo settlers, plus newer immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala. The MVS house has four bedrooms, with a separate apartment for a couple or an additional individual. It is an easy walk or bike ride to most volunteer placements, with coffee shops, cafés, and state university campus facilities nearby. A unit car is available for other work or household needs. </p><p><strong>Join a congregation.</strong> In 2010, the Anabaptist Fellowship of Alamosa was planted to follow God’s call to peace and justice work in the Rocky Mountain region. Central to this is providing a spiritual home for Alamosa MVS, as well as offering an inclusive and open welcome to all. Former and current volunteers are a vital part of this small lay-led fellowship, which typically meets weekly for informal worship or other fellowship activities, including a shared meal. Volunteers may also access individual spiritual/life journey sessions with a trained spiritual director on a monthly basis. The congregation embraces young adults wherever they are on their life and faith journeys and welcomes the gifts they bring.  </p><p><strong>Join a cause.</strong> The San Luis Valley includes the poorest counties in Colorado, as well as a wide expanse of natural habitats. Alamosa MVS placements revolve around food and housing insecurity, immigrant justice, restorative justice, and an overall goal to sustain healthy rural lifestyles, a strong local foods economy, and the well-being of the natural environment. Volunteer opportunities span a variety of initiatives related to these concerns. Local agencies are small, relying on and giving ample responsibility to their volunteers. "We get learning opportunities that aren't possible in a bigger city or agency. The people who started these small nonprofits are right here and accessible to us," one MVSer said. <br></p>



Educational Gardens Coordinator voluntary service/United States/541054/Educational Gardens CoordinatorEducational Gardens CoordinatorLa Puente Home Inc (Valley Educational Gardens Initiative)Alamosa, Colorado
PALS Children's Program Assistant voluntary service/United States/535051/PALS Children's Program AssistantPALS Children's Program AssistantLa Puente Home Inc.Alamosa, Colorado
Health Associate voluntary service/United States/535074/Health AssociateHealth AssociateAlamosa County Public Health DepartmentAlamosa, Colorado
Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) Program Assistant voluntary service/United States/535076/Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) Program AssistantRio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) Program AssistantRio Grande Farm ParkAlamosa, Colorado
Restorative Justice and Justice Reform positions voluntary service/United States/120281/Restorative Justice and Justice Reform positionsRestorative Justice and Justice Reform positionsCenter for Restorative ProgramsAlamosa, Colorado
Immigrant Assistant voluntary service/United States/535223/Immigrant AssistantImmigrant AssistantImmigrant Resource CenterAlamosa, Colorado
Public Radio Staff Assistant voluntary service/United States/120299/Public Radio Staff AssistantPublic Radio Staff AssistantKRZAAlamosa, Colorado
Conservation Education Coordinator voluntary service/United States/537359/Conservation Education CoordinatorConservation Education CoordinatorRio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education InitiativeAlamosa, Colorado
Local Foods Project Associate voluntary service/United States/538517/Local Foods Project AssociateLocal Foods Project AssociateSan Luis Valley Local Foods CoalitionAlamosa, Colorado
Community Engagement Specialist voluntary service/United States/539802/Community Engagement SpecialistCommunity Engagement SpecialistAlamosa Bicycle CoalitionAlamosa, Colorado
Activities Coordinator voluntary service/United States/539804/Activities CoordinatorActivities CoordinatorBoys & Girls Club of San Luis ValleyAlamosa, Colorado
Community Health Nurse voluntary service/United States/527314/Community Health NurseCommunity Health NurseCounty Nursing ServiceAlamosa, Colorado
Restoration Project Manager voluntary service/United States/521930/Restoration Project ManagerRestoration Project ManagerRio Grande Headwaters Restoration ProjectAlamosa, Colorado
Habitat for Humanity Projects Assistant voluntary service/United States/535050/Habitat for Humanity Projects AssistantHabitat for Humanity Projects AssistantHabitat for HumanityAlamosa, Colorado
Communications and Marketing Assistant voluntary service/United States/543619/Communications and Marketing AssistantCommunications and Marketing AssistantSan Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!)Alamosa, Colorado
EL (English Language) Student Support Services voluntary service/United States/543620/EL (English Language) Student Support ServicesEL (English Language) Student Support ServicesAlamosa School DistrictAlamosa, United States
Special Ed Student Support Services voluntary service/United States/543659/Special Ed Student Support ServicesSpecial Ed Student Support ServicesAlamosa School DistrictAlamosa, Colorado
Conservation Connector voluntary service/United States/10/Conservation ConnectorConservation Connector Rio Grande Headwaters Land TrustAlamosa, Colorado
Rio Grande Health Associate voluntary service/United States/542511/Rio Grande Health AssociateRio Grande Health AssociateRio Grande Hospital and ClinicsAlamosa, Colorado
La Puente voluntary service/United States/543074/La PuenteLa PuenteLa Puente Home Inc.Alamosa, Colorado



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